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proph·et

prophet

 
pronunciation:
pra fiht
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part of speech: noun
definition: a person who predicts the future.
In Greek mythology, Cassandra was a prophet whose fate was to be believed by nobody.
similar words:
forecaster, fortuneteller
Homophone Note
The words prophet and profit (money or benefit) sound alike but have different meanings.
Word History
Prophet comes from an ancient Greek word that means "interpreter" or "one who speaks for the gods."
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The word prophet contains the following part:
pro-2 Greek prefix that means before
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synonyms:
pre-
antonyms:
post-